Motion pictures – 1930s.


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Motion pictures – 1930s Early silver screen Highlight movies, account Talkies Films – real type of excitement by 1920s "Mass Society" web of national experience motion pictures, vehicles, cleared streets, radios, phones, mass flow magazines, chain stores,… Motion pictures Number of Theater expand
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Motion pictures – 1930s Early silver screen Feature movies, account Talkies Movies – real type of excitement by 1920s “Mass Culture” web of national experience films, cars, cleared streets, radios, phones, mass dissemination magazines, chain stores,… Movies Number of Theater increment 1929 – 23,000 theaters Attendance rises 1922 - 40 million 1929 - 95 million 1930 - 115 million

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Impact on society haircuts, garments, entertainment sexual conduct Depression Attendance does fall, yet at the same time considerable About $.25 avg. for ticket, shoddy Prizes for moviegoers Various kinds – comic drama, ghastliness, dramatization, dreamer, wrongdoing/hoodlum Censorship 1920s – state’s receive laws – boycott smoking, pregnant ladies – not compelling 1920s – film industry self-directs – not powerful Association of Movie Producers Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America 1930 – Will Hays, Postmaster General, regulator making of Production Code Administration (PCA)

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Hays Code – not successful either – makers could speak to different makers Dancing, indecency, dress, savagery, miscegenation, delineation of venereal ailment, labor, illicit medication use Gangster motion pictures particularly irksome – The Public Enemy Joe Breen assumes control as Production Code Administrator (1934) – reinforces execution of Code Theaters could be fined $25,000 for demonstrating a film not sanction by PCA Movies Gangster - Little Caesar (1930) , The Public Enemy (1931) , Scarface (1932), The Roaring Twenties (1939) Horror - Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Freaks (1932), The Black Cat (1934), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Drama - Red Dust (1932), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Gone with the Wind (1939) Other – All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), 42 nd Street (1933), Wizard of Oz (1939)

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